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Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts

Promoting Linux and Open Source Software Freedom in Atlanta Since 1994
Atlanta Linux Enthusiasts (ALE) is a diverse group of friendly people who enjoy the freedoms and benefits of GNU Linux Computing and Free Liberating Open Source Software technologies. From novices to network administrators, from smart phones to data centers, we strive to empower every information technology user with freely distributable software and to improve every computing environment with the superior security, functionality and flexibility of Open Source Operating System solutions. -- more about ALE --
For information about upcoming weekly and monthly meetings, please check the ALE Meetup Group Calendar. We do not, and never will, require anyone to sign up with Meetup (or any other service) to attend any of our meetings; we only use it as an additional platform to connect with others in the local Atlanta area who are also interested in Linux.

ALE CENTRAL MTG. for Thursday, July 21st, 2011

Filed at 11:51 am June 28, 2011 under by Ruscetta

The feature presentation for our ALE Central Meeting
at 7:30pm on Thursday, July 21st, 2011 will be:

“An Introduction to Drupal CMS”
presented by David Tomaschik

— MP4 Pixeo of this presentation is now available for download
courtesy Steve Brown and Fabric.com at:
— and via Torrent with the torrent file at:
— and among other ALE presentations courtesy of Aaron at:
— with the presentation slides available courtesy David at:

– Drupal is a freely distributable open source Content Management
System used for building everything from basic websites to web
applications and social media sites. Drupal is scalable and can
be tailored to meet many needs, from small personal sites to
sites that get millions of hits a day. This presentation will cover
everything from choosing a hosting platform to building content
to utilizing the power of community contributed modules, with
specific topics including:
– Why is Drupal the right choice?
– Choosing a hosting platform
– Initial installation and configuration
– Building basic content
– Managing themes, blocks, and other features
– The power of “contrib” (community-contributed modules)
– An overview of custom development
– How to run multiple sites from one codebase

— David is a system administrator and Drupal developer at Kennesaw
State University. Additionally, he is currently pursuing a M.S. in
Information Security from Georgia Tech. When he’s not at the computer
(a rare event), he enjoys sci-fi books and movies and amateur

The meeting will be held at Emory Law School in our
usual Gambrel Hall, room 1C venue.
Our meeting time frame is 7:30pm to ~9:30pm
Directions to Emory Law School can be found at

…and if you missed our March meeting, be sure to
check out Davids excellent presentation on
“Protecting Privacy, Identity & Systems with GnuPG”
available at http://arxion.net/ale/

ALE CENTRAL MTG. for Thurs., June 16th, 2011

Filed at 5:33 pm June 14, 2011 under by Ruscetta

Our feature presentation for the ALE Central Meeting
on Thursday, June 16th, at 7:30pm will be:

“Remote Presentation & Collaboration
with the Big Blue Button”

presented by Crawford Rainwater of the Linux ETC company
via an interactive Big Blue Button connection from Colorado.

— Crawford Rainwater will be using our own ALE Big Blue Button
account (generously hosted for us by Linux-Etc) to conduct a real
time demonstration of the features and use of this FLOSS streaming
server for live, interactive remote presentation and collaboration.
— Attending in person at our Emory Law School venue is encouraged
as the most complete experience, but remote attendance for up to 8
ALE members will also be provided on a first come first serve basis.
Email arxaaron[at]gmail.com to request access to our account and
the June 16th meeting.

— Crawford Rainwater is the CEO of Linux ETC, the Linux Education
& Technical Consulting company, located in Westminster, Colorado.
He is also an active member of ALE through the ALE mailing list.

We will be meeting at our usual venue: Emory Law School,
Gambrel Hall, rm 1C. Meeting time frame is 7:30pm to ~9:30pm
Directions to Emory Law School can be found at